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Where’s the Best Spot in the Kitchen for a Dishwasher?

At one point, a dishwasher was considered a household luxury. However, today, it’s considered a necessity. It has an incredible ability to save time, water, and electricity. It’s energy efficient as well. Perhaps you’re already convinced that a dishwasher is for you. If that’s the case, the next thing to ask yourself should be simple. How do you know what the best spot in the kitchen is for a dishwasher? If you’re dealing with this problem, we’ve got answers for you. Read on below.

Place Your Dishwasher Next to the Sink

The best spot in the kitchen to place a dishwasher is next to the sink. It’s a convenient location because most people rinse their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. However, even if you don’t, you likely still put dishes in the sink. Rather than moving around the kitchen dripping water everywhere when you try to put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher, you can easily open it and place it there. If you’re left-handed, place the dishwasher to the right; if you’re right-handed, place it to the left.

Keep It Close to Storage

Keep your dishwasher close to cabinets that serve as storage—preferably adjacent to them. The idea here is a functional and practical layout. You’ll need to place your dishes in the cabinet when the wash cycle is done, and placing the dishwasher near these cabinets makes them easily accessible. You want it to be as easy as possible for you to move around your kitchen.

Consider Freedom of Movement

A huge part of dishwasher placement is putting it somewhere that doesn’t obstruct the flow of movement in your kitchen. For instance, opening a dishwasher and pulling it downward only for it to hit your island is poor placement. Instead, visualize your tasks in the kitchen and where you routinely move. This will give you an idea of the flow of movement you’ll need to keep in mind when buying a dishwasher.

Maybe you’re convinced you should get a dishwasher. If you are, we have many built-in dishwasher options here at Town Appliance! Contact us for more information if you have any questions.